support on screen recording from ranorex

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support on screen recording from ranorex

Post by hobli » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:03 am

HI, Ranorex Staff,

In test automation development, testers may spent a lot of time in finding out what happened when the scripts was running. Currently, testers can only capture screen as still image, or by record some log message , so when debugging, they have to analyze the log message and check the screen shot. But these methods are time consuming, and may not be quick enough.

it will be good if Ranorex provides some tool which can record the screen as some kind of movie. There are quite a few free sw to do this, but they are not feasible for test automation, as they may consume too much resource (CPU time, memory, etc), and file size is very huge. What can be think of, is a ranorex tool which can record screen activities in a native format file, and it can be play back latter using this tool, or even convert to std movie files (e.g, avi, wmv, etc). And it should support command line synatax, so automation test script can trigger this tool in runtime.

Hope I make myself clear. Thanks :)

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Re: support on screen recording from ranorex

Post by Support Team » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:30 am

Hi,

we will try to embed this feature you've mentioned in one of our future releases, but as you said it will be some kind of resource consuming, so we have to contrive some good mechanisms.
In our next release Ranorex 3.0 there is an additional feature which will allow you to save screenshots of the last steps before a test fails.

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Re: support on screen recording from ranorex

Post by hobli » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:25 am

Hi, Ranorex team,

thanks for your good support!
Resource consuming may not very critical, as now the PCs are with multi-core and with very large memory, the functionality is more important.

thanks a lot!!